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ESPN FRONT ROW: Grantland’s Jalen & Jacoby debut national primetime radio show tonight

September 29, 2015 | General Latest News Press

jjESPN Audio will debut NBA analyst Jalen Rose and Grantland’s David Jacoby in their new primetime national radio show, Jalen & Jacoby five nights a week beginning tonight (7-9 p.m. ET).Originally a podcast on Grantland.com, Jalen & Jacoby has evolved since it was first developed as a passion project of both Rose and Jacoby back in 2011. A large factor in the success of their podcast-turned-radio-show is their on-air chemistry. Beyond just colleagues, Rose and Jacoby are friends outside the office and often invite each other on vacation.According to Rose, their professional relationship only has gotten stronger over the years, which he attributes to “never taking anything personal and making time to develop concepts and ideas.”Surprisingly, the initial idea for a podcast with Rose did not involve Jacoby being in it. “I produce all the podcasts at Grantland, so when I first spoke with Jalen about his potential podcast I detailed to him how important it was that he have good chemistry with his partner,” said Jacoby, a Grantland writer, podcaster and senior producer. “I asked him if there was someone he had in mind, someone he played with or someone he grew up with, he responded, ‘What? You don’t want to do …

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Jalen and Jacoby on LeBron, David Ortiz, Cardale Jones, Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest, and more

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